A scene from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at Broadway's Imperial Theatre.
A scene from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at Broadway's Imperial Theatre.
(© Chad Batka)

The Broadway League has announced that all Broadway shows will go on as scheduled this evening, despite the crash that occurred in Times Square earlier this afternoon. According to reports, one person was killed and at least 22 were injured when a car drove through a crowd of pedestrians.

Theatergoers are advised to allow for additional travel time because of an active investigation in the Times Square area. At time of publication, 7th Avenue and Broadway were closed between 43rd and 49th Streets. Crosstown traffic through this area will also be affected. Ticketholders and all pedestrian traffic are advised to enter the area via 6th Avenue or 8th Avenue (at 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th etc.) based on the street location of the theater. For example, a theater at 48th between Broadway and 8th, please enter 48th from 8th Avenue. A theater on 44th between 6th and 7th, please enter 44th at 6th Avenue. Check for updates before departure.

"Broadway is a community and we work together very closely on the safety and security of our theatergoers and employees," said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League. "In all emergencies impacting security, we closely coordinate our efforts with the NYC Police Department and the security personnel of the Times Square Alliance. Individual theater responses are activated as necessary based upon the direction given by the NYC police and the specifics of the situation. Broadway has extensive security procedures in our theaters and in the Theater District with the primary purpose of protecting our theatergoers while they attend our productions."

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